binary fission


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binary fission

[′bīn·ə·rē ′fish·ən]
(biology)
A method of asexual reproduction accomplished by the splitting of a parent cell into two equal, or nearly equal, parts, each of which grows to parental size and form.
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Binary Fission was designed as a fun and accessible way for "citizen scientists" to help increase the reliability and security of mission critical software by verifying that it is free of cyber vulnerabilities.
Microscopically, the growth consisted of many ovate to cylindrical yeast like cells dividing by binary fission (Fig.
National Laboratory indicate that this rare process, known as neutronless binary fission, occurs only 1 to 10 times per 10,000 fission events.